Erik Olofsen
                  

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Sculptures
Video installations
Photographs
Books


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Education/Residencies
2012            ART OMI, New York
2008-09    IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden
2008            Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada
2007            Fundacion Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao, Spain
2004            Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen, China
2002            TRAMA, Tucuman, Argentina (in collaboration with Sigurdur Gudmundsson)
2002-03    Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994-98    Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Selected Awards
2008    CanariasMediaFest, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. 1st prize for video art – Public Figures
2007    Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany. The Golden Cube for best installation - Public Figures
2006    Media Forum, International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia. 3 rd prize - In Places
2005    Vida 8.0, Madrid, Spain. 3rd prize - Divine methods / Hidden motives
2003    Prix de Rome - sculpture/installation, The Netherlands. 2nd prize, – Remotely Here
2001   2e Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs, Kunsthuis Syb, Beesterzwaag, The Netherlands - nomination


Solo Exhibitions (* with publication)
2015    White Noise - Salon de photography, Paris, France
2014    Back to Reality - Bloemendal, Cape Town, South Africa
               White Noise - Installation for the booth of Olympus at the Photokina Messe, Köln, Germany
2013    A distorted reality is now a necessity to be free - Aando Fine Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010    Public Figures – Örebro Konsthall, Sweden
               the less we seem to notice – Aando Fine Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009    Drives – Gallery of the University of Laval, Quebec, Canada
2008    State of Delusion - MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
               State of Delusion – P/////AKT platform voor beeldende kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               State of Delusion – Fundacion Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao, Spain *
               Possible worlds - La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada
2007    Mental Pollution – Fundacion Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao, Spain *
               Drives - Juming Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2005    Passage - Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
               Moral coding / Random logic - Etablissement d’En Face Projects, Brussels, Belgium
2004    In Places - Aschenbach & Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               Spatial Behavior - Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
2003    Pick/Place - Open Studios, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002    Remote Control - Open Studios, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001    On Speaking Terms - Het Torentje, Almelo, The Netherlands
               Hotspot - De Loge, Haarlem, The Netherlands
2000    Exploding Views - Ripperdapark 12, Haarlem, The Netherlands
1999    Nieuwe Werken - Galerie Oele, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998    Gloednieuw Paradijs - Filmstad, Den Haag, The Netherlands


Selected Group Exhibitions (* with publication)
2016    The Promise of Promise - Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland
2015    Perspective Playground - Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
               Night and Day - Mixed Munich Arts, Munich, Germany
2014    Photogaphy Playground - Jack in the Box, Köln, Germany
               Höhenrausch - OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
2013    The Architectural Ellipsis – Centro Cultural Tlatelolco, Mexico City *

              Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
2012    VIDA – Art and Artificial Life International Awards – Retrospective, Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, Spain *
              Urban Screens, MediaArtLab, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2011    Of Memory and Time - Hendershot Gallery, New York
               False Focus – Nest, Den Haag, The Netherlands *
               Fear - Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway *
2010    Break – Villa de Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands *
               New Brave world - Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway *
           Re-Imagining Architecture – Architectur Forum Aedes, Berlin, Germany *
               Four Days in Motion, Prague, Czech Republic
               Re-Imagining Architecture - archcouture Galerie für den zeitgenössischen Raum, Halle, Germany *
2009    Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial, Albania *
               Flux-S - Strijp-S, Eindhoven, The Netherlands *
               space-revised - Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany *
               Enter Action - Digital Art Now - ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark *

               No Place to Hide – Skive New Art Museum, Skive, Denmark
               Dis-Ease – The National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa *
               Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden *
2008    Electrohype - Malmö Konsthall, Sweden *
               Wideness Length - Gallery Darom, Tel Aviv, Israel
               TINA B - Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic *
               Collection "MediaArtLab" - National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
               Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
               The Urban Tendency - London Architecture Biennial, London, United Kingdom
               Dis-Ease - Bank Gallery, Durban, South Africa *
               Face it! - Aliceday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
               Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, El Aguila, Madrid, Spain
               Close window. Refresh – Senko Frame Project, Senko Studio, Viborg, Denmark
               Routine – Museum Hilversum, The Netherlands
2007    Nieuw Collectie - Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen en baron Caroly, Lier, Belgium
               Monitoring – KulturBahnhof, Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany *
               Time Square – Fredederiksberg video event, Copenhagen, Denmark
               Transitio_mx02 - National Center for the Arts, Mexico City, Mexico
               Moving Image - Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK
               New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada
               New media prize, Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               Simmels Gelijk - Over Het Ij Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands *
               Lulea Art Biennale, Lulea, Sweden *
               10 Jaar O&O, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film – De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands *
               Art Walk – DCCAH, Washington DC, USA
               Urban Sensorium – Gallery Triad, Seoul, South Korea *
               Japan Media Arts Festival - Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2006    Smart Art - European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück, Germany *
               CrossMediale 06 - Koscielak Galley, Chicago, USA   
               Fundacion Telefonica - Arco Art Fair, Madrid, Spain *
2005    Lopend Beeld 3 - Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands
               Mijn Domein - KSG Terrein, Vlissingen, The Netherlands *
               De Paleistuin - Den Haag Sculptuur 2005, Den Haag, The Netherlands *
2004    Andere Plaatsen - De Watertoren, Vlissingen, The Netherlands
2003    Prix de Rome 2003 – GEM Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag, The Netherlands *
2002    Non-Members Only - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               Ondieptes  - De Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands
               Land - Steigereiland Noord, IJburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               Artist as Ideologist/Observer/Creator/... -  project in Skoki initiated by Jaroslaw Kozlowski and Hermann Pitz, Poland
2001    Zo O Skoop - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               Exploring Room - Room, Den Haag, The Netherlands
               2e Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs, Kunsthuis Syb, Beesterzwaag, The Netherlands
2000    Antihelden - Theater Zeebelt, Den Haag, The Netherlands


Selected Festivals/Screenings (* with publication)
2011    Attention Structure – videos on billboards, Trampoline, UK
               The Scape in Escape - Netwerk / centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Aalst, Belgium
2010    Museum night – De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009    Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival, The Netherlands
               De Grote Ontmoeting, Arenbergschouwburg, Antwerp, Belgium
               The Hudson Year Urban Health Conference in Amsterdam and NY: a tale of two cities in 2009, Amsterdam
2008    International short film festival, Leuven, Belgium
               CanariasMediaFest, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain *
               Chain Reaction – 3rd Upgrade! International meeting, Skopje, Macedonia
               NUIT BLANCHE 2008 - Cervantes Institute, Paris, France
               levkosA Art Festival, EMAA association for art and culture, Nicosia, Cyprus
               Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
               The Mirror Stage - Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMCA), Cyprus
               Sizemology - BBC Big Screen, Liverpool, UK
               KETEL TV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
               Screening stations, Konst Gävleborg, Sweden   
2007    Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2007, Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris, France
               CASZUIDAS, Moving Images in Public Space - The Virtual Museum Zuidas and SKOR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               Trunk Nordic Art Video Festival, Östersund, Sweden
               Optica International Festival of Video Art, Gijon, Spain
               Backup Festival, Weimar, Germany
               Nightcomers – 10th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey *
               Moving images – Sioux City Art Center, Iowa, USA
               The Bigger Picture – Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
               Moving Images – 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
               Fuzzy Logic – Centre Clark, Montreal, Canada
               Antitube, Quebec, Canada
               Rembrandtscherm, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               20th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany *
2006    VHS Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
               Trampoline, Nottingham, UK
               VAIA 2006, V International Video Art Show of Alcoi, Spain
               Flexfest –Experimental Film/Video Festival, Florida, USA
               Trampoline, First Play Berlin – Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany
               VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain
               Experimental Media Series  - The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, USA
               The Big M – Woodhorn Project, Isis Arts, Ashington, UK
               Frischluft! - Berliner Kunstherbst 2006, Kunstverein Ingan, Berlin, Germany
               Made In Video - International Video Art Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
               New York Experimental: Constructions + Constrictions - The Tank, NYC, USA
               Video in the Built Environment, Orange, California, USA, London, UK, Melbourne, Australia *
               Gstaadfilm, International Art Film Festival, Gstaad, Switzerland
               Athens video art festival, Athens, Greece
               Media Forum, International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia


Other Selected Publications
2011    Erratic – Die Gestalten Verlag, Germany
2010    The Red Snowball - CEAC 10 Years Anniversary Publication
               Space-revised #1–4 – GAK Bremen, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Halle für Kunst Lüneburh, Kunstverein Hamburg
2009    Genius Loci – 15 jaar installaties in Het Torentje Almelo
               Beyond Architecture - Die Gestalten Verlag
               SpaceCraft2 - Die Gestalten Verlag
2008    Rearrangements – published by Fundacion Bilbao Arte – text by Bianca Visser and Aaron Schuster
2007    Mental Pollution - published by Fundacion Bilbao Arte – text by Kirsten Lloyd
2006    Anything but homeless - Collectie NOG van het SNS Reaal Fonds, Corrie van der Veen (ed.), Utrecht
               The Art Disk – DVD Magazine, Chicago
2005    Dutch artists in China - Fonds BKVB
2003    Prix de Rome 2003 – GEM Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag
2000    N3p - Publication Niggendijker, Groningen
1999    FILMBLIK #98 - Publication Filmstad, Den Haag
1998    Kultur als neue Natur? - OFD Münster
               Gewapend Behang - Publication Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam


Selected Articles
2011    Cinema without a timeline – Archiworld Magazine, Korea
               False Focus review – Volkskrant, The Netherlands
               Het kijken nader bezien – Den Haag Centraal, The Netherlands
2010    Waiting on the subway as a chilling performance – Topzine, Czech Republic
               Art meets science – Kunstforum, Norway
2009    The mental spaces of Erik Olofsen - Yatzer.com
               FLUX/S Festival in de verboden stad – Blend Magazine
               La mince ligne bleue –Le journal de la communauté universitaire, Quebec
               Techno fetishism and fun in the streets – Borsen, Denmark
2008    State of Delusion – Exit Express Magazine, Spain
               How to deconstruct surrounding space, Lidove Noviny, Czech Republic
               The Space Organized Disorganized – Revista Mensual del Siglo XXI, Spain
               The Ruins of Modernity – DEIA, Spain
               'Dis-ease' - a New Generation of Video Art from the Rijksakademie Archives at Bank Gallery – Artthrobe, South Africa
               Technology and human - Closer than ever – Aftonbladet, Sweden
               When insecure machines play the main role – SvD, Sweden
               State of Delusion – Artycok.tv, Czech Republic
               Leonardo – Art Embodies A-Life: The VIDA competition
               Le Soleil magazine, Art et Spectacle, Quebec, Canada
               Vox TV Quebec, Canada, Lezarts & Lezarts studio – 13/2 item on residency in Chambre Blanche, Canada
2007    Genre-blurring art both vexing and beautiful – Vancouver’s online source


Selected Commissions
2012    Sketch design for three commemoration coins “Dutch World Heritage” for the Dutch Ministry of Finances
2012    Sculpture/installation sketch design for Achmea collection building in Leiden
2011    Metal sculpture (multiples) for VABI, Delft
2011    Sketch design for the commemoration coin “Dutch Paintings” for the Dutch Ministry of Finances
2010    A mural installation for VABI, Delft
2008    Sketch design for a public space sculpture in Woerden


Selected Grants
2013-14    Basisstipendium, Mondriaan Fonds
2011    Projectsubsidie, Fonds BKVB

2011    Ontwikkelbudget beeldend kunstenaars, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst
2008-09  Basisstipendium, Fonds BKVB
2008    Mondriaanstichting – support for exhibition in Meet Factory, Prague
2007    Projectsubsidie, Fonds BKVB
2006    Nederlands Film Fonds, for the production of Public Figures
               Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Belgium, for the production of Public Figures
2005    Nederlands Film Fonds, for the production of Drives
               Mondriaansticting – support for exhibition in Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels
2005-04  Basisstipendium, Fonds BKVB
2004    Materiaalsubsidie, Fonds BKVB
2004    Projectsubsidie, Fonds BKVB
2000-01  Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB


Collections
VABI
Videopool Koerperein/Satz - Stichting Smokkel
Stichting Cadre, Amsterdam
Hermes Advocaten BV, Tilburg
Collectie NOG van het SNS REAAL Fond